About this listing
double bed, claw foot tub bath around the corner.
A large,bright room upstairs in an old, restored, farmhouse on half an acre, that has been turned into rain gardens and a backyard habitat. This is in the Overlook neighborhood of N. Portland, which overlooks Swan Island. You can walk to the river, the Mississippi Arts neighborhood, or explore cool eateries, cafes, pubs, and entertainment close by. Public transportation is convenient, making this a great place to start exploring all Portland has to offer. I keep extra bikes for guests to rent, and provide secure bike storage. You are welcome to enjoy the common areas, and there is a great kitchen, so cooking is encouraged. There is always a project going on in the garden, so feel free to join in, or just kick back and enjoy a green, peaceful refuge in the city. Leela the German Shepard, and Mzcora the cat, live here also, and will welcome you!
Other Things to Note
This is an accredited Accessory Short Term Rental with no more than 2 bedrooms rented to guests staying less than 30 days.
no smoking please
we recycle and compost- just ask!
please enjoy the kitchen and common areas and clean up after yourself
Leela the dog can only go out on a leash; please do not leave the door open or she will escape
Mzcora the cat may come and go as she pleases; if you see her by the door just open it!
We are full time students or working, so it's a quiet and peaceful refuge
Taizz's house is a fantastic place. There's amazing cooking, homemade kombucha, and food for the garden up for grabs; great tunes to hear, if you're interested; a dog and cat I grew to love; and Taizz herself, who is the coolest and nicest.
The room I stayed in was beautiful and spacious with lovely furnishings and a cool view of the forest over Northwest Portland in the distance.
If you'll be looking to get downtown (either east or west/Pearl District) from here, the public transport commute is about 10 minutes shorter than Google Maps says it will be. There's an easy, well-maintained footpath that gets you from the house to TriMet bus stops 2201 and 2202 in three minutes.
In summary: a wonderful place.
Great monthly stay! Everything as advertised. (Excellent homemade Kombucha). Taizz was a wonderful host; a delight to talk with as well. She believes in respecting the privacy of her guest(s) and manages her home with integrity and fairness. Say "hi" to Leela for me.
I cannot speak highly enough about Taizz and my month stay with her. My mother and I drove over 3000 miles across country and immediately felt welcomed when stepping through the door. That vibe continued my entire stay :-). I felt at home , and Taizz is very knowledgable about her neighborhood and the city of portland as a whole. I would recommend a stay with her to anyone wanting to see what Portland is truly about !
Wonderful place to stay in Portland. Taizz was a gracious host filled with information on the city. Easily accessible to downtown Portland Would highly recommend this for any travelers passing through. The description was accurate and as were all reviews.
My experience during my stay was nothing short of amazing! I needed a place to stay for a two month internship, and Taizz's home was in a great location and had everything for me to be comfortable and worry free. I stayed in one of the coziest rooms I'd ever been in, could cook with ease in her lovely kitchen, and the entire house was always kept clean and inviting. Taizz is a wonderful host who was also so kind and accommodating in making sure I had everything I needed and was a delight to chat with and get to know. Her pets are also the sweetest!
I spent weekends exploring Portland with a fellow intern also staying with Taizz, and we had so much fun getting to know the city and eating our way around town--often from Taizz's expert suggestions. If you are looking for a true Portland experience be it for a short or long term stay, I can't imagine a better place to stay than Taizz's house! I miss it already and can't wait to come back.
I enjoyed my stay with Taizz and her great dog, Leila. Taizz is so kind and very helpful with directions and great areas to check out in Portland. She is so interesting to talk to, she taught me how to make Turkish coffee, how to make a Dutch Baby for breakfast! I can see myself being lifelong friends with Taizz and would love to come back to her retreat again! She is an awesome host and I would highly recommend a stay with her in her quiet retreat. It is minutes to anywhere in Portland so getting around is very easy.
I spent 3 months at Taizz's place and had a wonderful time! Taizz is very welcoming to her guests, sharing her kombucha, berries or other fruits from her garden. She helped me get acquainted with the Portland area and always offered suggestions for local eateries or events. Eating dinner together, having conversations, or taking the dog out for a walk or to play was common. But she also knows how to give a person privacy. Besides the occasional jam at her place, her place is very quiet and peaceful. One can enjoy sitting or reading in the garden. Leela, the German shepherd, is always ready to play with anyone she can, which makes for fun times as well.
Overall, I very much enjoyed by stay at Taizz's place and would love to return sometime.
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About the Host, Taizz
I'm starting a guesthouse for travelers who come to Portland for blues, brews, bicycling, rain gardens,dogs,coffee roasting,wellness, and community.